As I was based in Seville and time was limited, I got to spend only one day in Cordoba. I arrived here a little after 10am and there was already a long queue. But the stunning cathedral and mosque was worth the (pleasant) train ride from Seville. As this is a place of worship, I think one should be dressed appropriately. Like, maybe no short shorts? :p
Once you're inside the cathedral/mosque, take a slow walk but do spare some thought for the ppl who are there to offer prayers. It can get a little crowded especially at the mihrab area, therefore hold on tight to your cameras as everyone will be jostling to take a shot. Don't forget to go out to the garden where you'll find many orange trees and an area where the Muslims used to do their ablution before their prayers. Take a look at (what used to be) the drainage system in the garden - cool. If you're tired, there are benches for you to rest, drink and eat your sandwiches. You can enjoy the sun here too. Well, only if it's summer.
I personally think one's trip to Cordoba is incomplete until you've visited this place.
(Note to Muslim visitors: you are not allowed to pray in the cathedral/mosque. For food, there is a halal kebab stall outside the compounds of the building. It's along one of the small lanes. Do ask around)
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